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VIOLIN fingers & notes

Next comes the A string. Put your third finger on the string
a whole step from C. (Fig. 73.) This gives you the note D. Put
the fourth finger on the string a whole step from D, and you
will have the note E.

Now for the D string. (Fig. 74.) Put the third fing er on the
string a whole step beyond F. This gives you the note G. Put
the fourth finger on the string a whole step from G, and you
will make the note A.

Last of all comes the big G string. (Fig. 75.) Here the finger-
ing is a little different. Put the third finger on the string a half
step from B to get the next higher tone, C. Then put the fourth
finger on the string a whole step from C. This will give you the
note D.

Fig. 75 shows you the notes we have learned how to make,
and Fig. 76 shows where they appear on the musical staff.
With, these notes you can play many, many tunes; but as we
said at the beginning, the violin is more difficult to play than

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